Part of Hiawatha Avenue was closed Monday morning after a cable snapped on a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the road.
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City officials say it could take months to learn why one of the bridge's cables broke, shutting down traffic on the busy street and light rail track that run beneath it. The bike-and-pedestrian bridge is only five years old and had recently passed an inspection.
Stretch of Hiawatha, light rail in Minneapolis closed until further notice
Drivers and rail passengers will have to continue using alternate routes as repairs continue indefinitely on the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the route. Fox 9 reports crews are still trying to stabilize the bridge. The city's transportation director tells the station that every time workers touch one part of the bridge, something else happens.
Sabo Bridge could reopen by June
Officials say that Minneapolis is striving to reopen the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge by June 4, the Star Tribune reports. The bicycle and pedestrian span over Hiawatha Avenue has been closed for three months, after the fracture of a steel anchor led the bridge’s tallest set of cables to fall from the mast on Feb 19.
Investigators still looking for what caused bridge cables to snap
A Minneapolis resident told WCCO he saw a cop car and ambulance travel over the five-year-old pedestrian bridge before last week's closure. A city spokesperson says the bridge is designed to handle emergency vehicles.
Minneapolis bridge had passed inspection before cable broke
A major inspection of Minneapolis' Martin Sabo Bridge less than six months ago failed to turn up anything to forecast the broken cable that now has the bridge closed. With the support cable gone, Metro Transit has declilned to run light rail trains under the bridge -- creating headaches for commuters.
Minneapolis light rail detours will continue through Tuesday morning
A broken cable closed a bridge and is forcing detours of light rail passengers around the Lake Street station. That will continue at least through the Tuesday morning rush hour.
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